SAM 2012 - Plenary Speakers
SAM Challenges for Fully Adaptive Radar
Abstract: This talk will provide an overview of issues underlying the fully adaptive radar (FAR) construct. The onerous challenges imposed by severely heterogeneous environments, difficult radar targets, and a rapidly dwindling EM spectrum for Defense missions require closed loop radar operation. A number of pieces of the puzzle need to be brought into play to take advantage of all available resources on transmit and receive to facilitate the closed loop operation. Important SAM challenges in this context will be highlighted and illustrative examples will be presented.
Biography: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (S'89, M'93, SM'98, F'06) received the B.E. degree in electronics Engineering from Bangalore University, Bangalore, India in 1985 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, in 1992. He is presently employed as the Technical Advisor for the RF Exploitation Technology Branch within the Sensors Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Prior to this he has held industrial and academic appointments.
His research interests include radar signal processing, spectrum estimation, modeling non-Gaussian interference phenomena, and statistical communication theory. He has co-authored more than 130 refereed journal and conference record papers in the areas of his research interests. Additionally, he is a contributor to 5 books and is a co-inventor on 3 U.S. patents.
Dr. Rangaswamy is the Technical Editor (Associate Editor-in-Chief) for Radar Systems in the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (IEEE-TAES). He served as the Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Digital Signal Processing journal between 2005 and 2011. Dr. Rangaswamy was a 2 term elected member of the sensor array and multichannel processing technical committee (SAM-TC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society between January 2005 and December 2010 and serves as a member of the Radar Systems Panel (RSP) in the IEEE-AES Society. He was the General Chairman for the 4th IEEE Workshop on Sensor Array and Multichannel Processing (SAM-2006), Waltham, MA, July 2006. Dr. Rangaswamy has served on the Technical Committee of the IEEE Radar Conference series in a myriad of roles (Track Chair, Session Chair, Special Session Organizer and Chair, Paper Selection Committee Member, Tutorial Lecturer). He served as the Publicity Chair for the First IEEE International Conference on Waveform Diversity and Design, Edinburgh, U.K. November 2004. He presently serves on the conference sub-committee of the RSP.
He received the 2004 (Fred Nathanson memorial) outstanding young radar engineer award from the IEEE AES Society, the 2006 Distinguished Member award from the IEEE Boston Section, the 2007 IEEE Region 1 award and the 2005 Charles Ryan basic research award from the Sensors Directorate of AFRL, in addition to 40 AFRL scientific achievement awards. .